New York state's top 10 lobbyists of 2016

New York state's top 10 lobbyists of 2016

New York state's top 10 lobbyists of 2016
May 31, 2016

Not so long ago, a New York lobbyist made headlines for helping out a client by putting in a call to the head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The payment? Half a million dollars.

These days the lobbying business is just as lucrative – more so, in fact. Since that famous $500,000 phone call, lobbying spending in the state has more than doubled, from $120 million in 2003 to $243 million last year.

But New York’s top lobbyists will tell you that to be successful in today’s environment, it takes much more than a long list of contacts and close relationships with the state’s power brokers.

In this special section, City & State reached out to the state’s most highly compensated lobbying firms last year and asked what makes them so successful.

For other insights from – and about – the state’s top 10 lobbyists, read on.

Note: Rankings are determined by total compensation.

 

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